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January 16, 2019-The Special Meeting that was to be held on Thursday, January 17, at 10 am has been cancelled. The PRRD apologizes for any inconvenience.
The PRRD continues to be keenly interested in hearing from the province about the plan for caribou recovery and conservation. Based on continued requests for the PRRD to have a ‘seat at the table’ as the province works toward a plan for caribou, it has been agreed that the PRRD should instead meet with provincial Ministers who have the responsibility for this file. The PRRD continues to advocate to the Province that decisions regarding caribou may have a profound impact on both the economy and lifestyles in the region.
The province is aware that northern residents have a heightened focus on potential caribou recovery and conservation plans and has and continues to advise that public consultation and ‘robust engagement’ will occur prior to final decisions being made. The PRRD will remain in contact with the Province and will share any and all information that is made available when appropriate.
“This is an important issue that will affect the entire region in many ways,” says Chair Sperling “we will continue to share concerns on behalf of northeast residents with the Province as they work toward formulating a caribou recovery and conservation plan that is open for public comment”.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 10:00 am
Please be advised that the location of the Special Meeting, previously advertised to be held at the Encana Events Centre, will be held at the:
Regional District Office Boardroom
1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC
The Peace River Regional District hereby gives notice, pursuant to the Local Government Act and Board Procedure Bylaw No. 2200, 2015 of its intention to hold a Special Meeting of the Board, on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 10 am. The purpose of the meeting is to receive a delegation from Dave Nikolejsin, Deputy Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, and Mark Zacharias, Deputy Minister of Environment, regarding Southern Mountain Caribou Conservation and Recovery.
The public is welcome to attend to hear the presentation from provincial representatives. If you are unable to attend, a video recording of the meeting will be posted on the PRRD website within two business days.
Members of the public may speak only when the Chair calls for ‘Gallery Comments or Questions’ at the beginning of the meeting. Comments must be regarding an item on the agenda.
Two minutes per person is allowed to a maximum of fifteen minutes total.
There is no public Q&A at the end of the meeting.
The meeting agenda is available online at www.prrd.bc.ca
The Public Information Sessions will be held:
Chetwynd Rural and Moberly Lake Area
Wednesday, January 16th
Chetwynd Rec Centre
Pouce Coupe Rural and Tomslake Area
Thursday, January 17th
Tomslake CCA Hall
The Public Information Sessions for the Flood Risk Assessments will include a presentation, maps, discussion, and a survey.
The Peace River Regional District would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Chief and Council of the Saulteau First Nations for their thoughtful and engaging letter regarding the Southern Mountain Caribou . . . . click here to continue reading the Letter of Appreciation